I am hosting a Superbowl party and I need some advice! Please give me some ideas for food, snacks, and fun.?!

Question: We are having about five couples over to watch the game. I need some tips for entertaining and what not. This is our first year hosting the party and my husband is leaving it all up to ME!

Answers: We are having about five couples over to watch the game. I need some tips for entertaining and what not. This is our first year hosting the party and my husband is leaving it all up to ME!

As far as food and snacks, don't spend the extra money on catering, just buy groceries in advance, and check out this website:

best things to make for superbowl:
Seven Layer Taco Dip
Buffalo Wings
Pizza Appetizers
Cheese dip
spinach dip
vegetable plate with ranch dip

Also make sure to have a cooler with lots of beer, but also tell people to BYOB....then girl, all you need is the largest TV in the house rolled out into the living room, plenty of seating and you're set!

The guys will be all up in the TV, the women will either be watching as well, or can hang out and chat in the kitchen or backyard.

Chocolate fudge snack


Who you want to win? I'm not giving all my favorite party tips to the enemy. If I had any party tips that is. And why wasn't I invited?

i would call subways has for there big sandwish they make for partys

Sandwich Platters
Giant Subs
Wrap Platters
Cookie Platters

that if there one around you that you can go to or your local deli at your food store could make up party sandwich

I use websites like bettycrocker.com, foodtv.com and kraftfoods.com. The have great recipes and let you read the reviews. I usually host a superbowl party almost every year or poker nights about twice a month so I know what guys love to eat. Mexican dips, I make a 7 layer dip with nacho cheese on the side plus hot wings. Hamburgers, hot dogs, brats off the grill are always a hit. Cheesy chicken empanadas, or a good pot of hot chili. Lots of chips, beer, and margaritas for our parties too. And for dessert I make cookies or brownies in the shape of footballs. They love em! Check out those website I guarantee you will find tons of ideas! I never waste my money on any fancy decorations, they would rather me spend it on food and alcohol LOL Good luck and have fun!!

Naturally you want your food and drinks to match your theme. Example, instead of a bowl of chips, you could put the chips in a football helmet ( a clean one of course). You could make football shape cookies, decorate them accordingly. Set the table or bar like a football field, complete with astro turf, or something like it. Get creative. Go to the dollar store, you might find something there you can use, or at least get some ideas. Try a costume store, buy a cheap jersey, dress the part. Put some of that black stuff under your eyes, just have fun with it. Buy some sports trivia cards or a fun game to play during half time. BBQ is always great, messy though, you may not want that. Hot dogs, peanuts, pretzels, game food you would eat if you were at the game. Just think like a man. Ask yourself what a man would like. You girls will most likely end up entertaining each other in the kitchen anyway. If you are serving alcohol, make sure no one that has to drive has too much. Have some kind of contest, offer small prize to the winner. The possibilities are endless. This could be the start of a new tradition for your family and friends. Release your inner Martha Stewart. Good luck. Oh yeah, take pictures or video if you can. Make sure to get all your hard work on record. This will help you not repeat in the years to come too.

Hi Lisa K,

I'll tell you some of the things I do every year for superbowl. I buy the frozen chicken wings that's the 10 lb. bag. Defrost and season this with Sazon and Adobo and black pepper, these items are Goya brand items. Then I fry them and we have great chicken wings. I garnish with celery and blue cheese or ranch dressing. To kick these up a notch just add some Tabasco sauce. Yum.

Another thing I do is make a chili with no beans dip, with Philadelphia cream cheese, cheddar cheese and salsa. This is a great dip for Tostito chips or Tortilla chips.

You may also want to buy large shrimp and serve with a great cocktail sauce. Don't forget the lemon.

One last item we always have is pigs in a blanket. I purchase the crescent rolls and the cocktail wieners and make this myself.

I recently started making a spicy spinach and artichoke dip. You'll find the recipe on the back of the Knorrs vegetable dip bag. My husband and kids love this.

Hope this helps enjoy the Superbowl.

you could make a bbq pork sandwiches...

nachos and cheese(bean dip is a good too)
I'd make a small veggie tray.

you could get a sandwich ring or something like it at your local deli, order in advance.
a bakery make a bread bowl... which you could fill with a cheese dip of some kind.

hot wings and fries!

sorry i'm out of ideas, i've only been to one superbowl party.

I am also hosting, here are a few suggestions:
Make a lot of appetizers
spinach dip
artichoke dip both of these can be served in a round pumpernickel bread( which you can order from your local supermarket or bakery)
deviled eggs
tiny meatballs
chicken skewers

then for the main meal:

Lasagna or baked ziti
chicken wings (different styles: BBQ, Hot, Teriyaki)
Big Salad
4-6ft. hero

then dessert with coffee.
Also if your friends are not fussy about what they drink, make a big pitcher of Sangria
If you need more help or recipes let me know

Have an american football theme and have a bbq going with things like burgers, hotdogs and all the kind of food that you would get at a game and make it feel like you are actually at the game sitting at the arena. if you have a widescreen tv that is great but if not that is cool too. have speakers so you can turn the volume up a good bit have drink in and make it a fun night

Chicken tortilla soup and lots of wine for the ladies.

Chicken wings and beer for the guys.

create food that you would get if you were at the game. Get soft cheese filled pretzel bites, mini corn dogs, white castle sliders. just get a bunch of beer, and some 2 liters of soda. Also, 7 layer taco dip, spinach artichoke dip, and shrimp is always good too!

A lot of people already have some really great ideas. Let me add a few things that are on my table at the super bowl party:

Cocktail wienies with equal parts ketchup and grape jelly. Ex: I use two packages of cocktail wienies and one cup ketchup and one cup grape jelly. They are a huge hit!

Veggie cream cheese dip: Knorr Vegetable soup mix, cream cheese and a little cheddar cheese. Serve with crackers.

Meatballs: sweet and sour sauce, pineapple, and barbeque sauce. There are never any leftovers.

Always chips n dip. Veggies n dip usually go over better with the women.

Of course, if it were my house, I'd have to have a pot of my famous chili which normally has at least a habanero or 4 in it.

Hot dogs and hamburgers.

And that's usually about it. Oh, and LOTS of beer.

here are some snack ideas:

i'll tell you...whenever i have a party i make this one snack that people go crazy over: on a cookie sheet, place one layer of doritos (whole chips) and top with a piece of cheddar cheese, one pepperoni, and a jalapeno slice. put in the oven just long enough to melt the cheese and cook the pepperoni (about 5 min. on 350). they are so awesome.

spinach dip is really good (go to foodnetwork.com and look up hot spinach dip by paula deen...her recipe is great)

make potatoe skins w/cheese, bacon, onions and serve w/sour cream.

another idea that i have seen but haven't tried: waffle fry, an itty bitty hamber, slice of cherry tomato, and a pickle. sounds yummy.

spicy queso dip:

1-16oz. pkg. Velveeta cheese 1 can Rotel (10 oz.) ? lb. Sausage, hot

-NOTE: Several varieties of Rotel exist. Choose to suit your taste.
-Brown sausage and drain. Set aside. Drain Rotel. Set aside. Cut Velveeta into cubes and melt in microwave in a small bowl using only about 10 cubes at a time to prevent burning. Stir occasionally. Once each bowl of cheese has melted, transfer into a crock-pot on low heat. After all cheese is melted and is in the crock-pot, add sausage and Rotel. Combine thoroughly.

crab dip:

? cup mayo ? cup sour cream 2 Tbsp. cream cheese
1 Tbsp. Old Bay 1 tsp. lemon juice
? cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese ? cup freshly grated cheddar cheese
2-6 oz cans cooked crab mean, drained, flaked, and cartilage removed
1 tsp. dried dill 2 Tbsp. finely chopped green or red onion
6 dashes of hot sauce dash of ground red pepper

-Combine all ingredients. Refrigerate 2 to 24 hours before serving. Serve with crackers or in individual phyllo shells.

pigs in a blanket

ham and cheese spirals:

Puff Pastry 3 Tbsp. Parmesan Cheese Sliced Ham 1 egg
1 Tbsp. Water ? tsp. Cayenne pepper

-Roll puff pastry sheet out with a rolling pin into a rectangle about 10 X 14 inches. Cut the pastry in half lengthwise. Mix egg and water in a small dish. Brush both halves of pastry on the exposed side with mixture of egg and water. On one half, sprinkle Parmesan mixed with cayenne pepper. Top the half with cheese with sliced ham, overlapping. Fold over other half of pastry, egg side down. Roll with rolling pin to seal. Brush top of pastry with egg and water mixture. Roll into a log, starting at the long end. Cut into 24 pieces. Place cut side down on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush each spiral lightly with egg and water mixture. Sprinkle each spiral lightly with Parmesan cheese. Bake at 400o for 12-14 min. Serve warm or at room temp.

for food, make sure to buy lots of chips, cheez its etc, because you want food that is easy to grab at any time. also, you have to make sure to have lots of bear for the guys, also get soda, and make sure you have a lot of napkins on hand. also, you should really think about getting some little things called any tizers, theyre really good. you can also get some hot wings, and mayebe some tortilla chips, with salsa, hot sauce, cheese, leattuce, tomatoe and so on. you can also try grilling up some hamburgers on the grill with some hot dogs and sausage and veggie burgers for those out there who dont eat meat. have a great party! hope this helped!!!!!!:)

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